Life at Grace .

Social & Community .

It’s amazing how easily College life can be the crucible for bonded lifetime friendships. Social and community activities and events play an important role in making your on-campus life an unforgettable experience. Here’s a guide to what’s on at Grace.

Orientation Week (O-Week) .

This is THE big week of the year for any university, but as a college we’re particularly renowned for our O-week activities, filled with outrageous fun, useful information and the forging of fast friendships that last a lifetime.

At Grace College, we complement your university o-week events with our own special calendar of activities. This week helps you settle in to life at Grace, life at university and for most, life in a new, vibrant, sub-tropical city.

This coming year promises to be our best yet, as we excitedly welcome a newly gender diverse group of freshers for first time in more than 50 years.

A calendar of events .

As well as a our regular Grace events, life at a residential college gives you exclusive access to the wider college events calendar, so whether you’re a big-event social butterfly, or prefer getting to know people in small group settings, there’s something for you. Popular events include:

  • Grace@Home
  • O-Week celebrations and activities
  • Grace, ICC and College Balls, and post-ball recoveries
  • Bachelorette Night
  • Leadership, academic and community dinners
  • Parent's and supporters weekend
  • Inter-GRACE-ion & Cele-GRACE-ion
  • Grace-only events like Grace's Got Talent, Wellness week, Purple brunch
  • Celebrations for important holidays like Easter, Ramadan and Christmas
  • Valedictory and end of year celebrations

Community Service .

At Grace, we like to be active in helping the broader communities in which we live, study and play. We have a strong tradition of giving back, and our residents have many opportunities to get involved in helping out.

Some of our favourite activities include ‘Do it in a dress’ – fundraising to improve access to education for girls globally; Clean Up Australia Day and ICC Camp-out.

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